Snapshot Day is one of the brilliant little ideas; it puts volunteers on the water to take “snapshot” of the Truckee watershed — it’s health (or lack of it) at one moment in time.
Because you’re nothing if you’re not on the Internet, here’s the Snapshot Day website — which includes a place where you can sign up, assuming you’re not a commitmentphobe.
From their shiny new website, an explanation:
the 12th Annual Snapshot Day is the one-day volunteer based annual event that takes a picture of 1 moment in time of our watershed: the greater Truckee River. Volunteer monitoring teams will go out to various monitoring sites to perform a stream walk (visual assessment), collect field data, grab samples and take photos. Streams will be field tested for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, and temperature. Water samples will be taken back to central meeting locations and measured for turbidity, nutrients and fecal coliform bacteria. All necessary equipment will be provided.
When and Where:
Reno/Lower Truckee River
Friday, May 11th , 9am – 12pm
South Lake Tahoe, North Lake Tahoe, Middle Truckee River
Saturday, May 12th, 9am – 12pm